black friday.... is it really worth it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I know black friday is the friday after thanksgiving (nov 27th this year?)

    Is it really worth it?

    My friend and I were planning on booking the Thursday and Friday off work and head south for a little shopping...

    BUT:

    I have heard some really nasty things like people getting trampled to death for a $5 television at Wal~Mart...

    is it all media hype or is it really that bad that you have to dress like a line backer, or wear a Kevlar vest?

    and are the deals really worth it?
     
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dover, PA
    There is nothing I want to buy badly enough to go out on Black Friday.
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:wow its that bad?
     
  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    i suppose it depends on what your after.. if there is a great sale on a popular item then expect to be trampled.. if your looking for something off the wall you should be safe lol
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I dont buy Christmas gifts anyway, but I would avoid that day at all costs. Let others get trampled, not me.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yeah..its a pretty crazy day to shop..
    good deals though.. [​IMG]
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I second Hikerchick's comment. I think people who do the black Friday thing are in it more for the excitement, adrenalin rush, whatever, than for the bargains. Personally, I prefer less stress and shopping at my own pace rather than a race.
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I went once. Never again. Everything that I wanted to get was gone except one thing. And the other stuff I got later and was that same price.

    So-if you ask me......NO. Not worth it.
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    this may sound silly but we cant get the same stuff up here that you goys have in the states...

    I was in Wal~Mart with my DD last weekend and she seen an R/C car she wanted, I said when we get home i will get it..

    looked here at home... nothing even remotely like it

    Its really hard to get shoes for my Dh here.. (size 15 [​IMG] ) i can find them all over the place in Buffalo
     
  10. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I enjoy it! My sister and I were supposed to go together, but she slept in so I shopped with her via the telephone. I live in small town so my Wal*Mart is not bad at all. I love the navigation system that I picked up for my family and hers too!
     

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